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Neighbor to Neighbor Announces Grant Recipients

N2N supports grassroots efforts that come from the community.


March 18, 2016

Lift as we climb – building a community that builds itself. The Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) collective giving program at the Seattle Foundation is a dedicated group of partners that meets quarterly to make recommendations about small grants for organizations serving their communities.  Initially started in Southeast Seattle in 1991, N2N is now recognized community-wide for its commitment to equity.

Organizations that mobilize, connect, and empower their communities can apply for small grants up to $5,000, to further their missions. Organizations within South Seattle, White Center, and Kent are welcome to apply. N2N is rooted in supporting grassroots efforts that come from the community and work to build efforts that ultimately uplift greater economic opportunity and social equity.

This past February 2016, five organizations were recipients of grants:

Circulo de Mamas Seattle: To empower low-income Latina mothers to become leaders by providing workshops for Latina women to increase leadership skills and pass the written driver’s license test.

Ethiopian Community in Seattle: To form a coalition of nonprofits, faith organizations and businesses within the Ethiopian community to address the issue of homelessness in refugee and immigrant communities.

Iraqi Women’s Association: To build leadership and intergenerational understanding through providing workshops and support for Iraqi parents and youth.

Somali Family Safety Task Force: To build leadership and intergenerational communication through expanding  mother – daughter workshops beyond Seattle to White Center.

South Sudanese Kuku Association: To empower the South Sudanese Kuku community to build leadership and break barriers through engaging in workshops and discussions to address community needs.  

For more information about the Neighbor to Neighbor Collective Giving Program, email n2n@seattlefoundation.org

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